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    January 17, 2014

    Could Florida's Mugshot Industry Be Coming to an End?

    In Florida, it's practically impossible to escape one's poor decision thanks to dozens of websites that exist to repost mugshots and charge offenders to take them down. The effect of this cottage industry on vulnerable offenders is well-documented, and it can cost thousands of dollars to clear one's ... More >>

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    November 15, 2013

    Google Glass Takes Art Basel: Artist David Datuna Lets You Try on a Pair

    Art and technology are no strangers. (Think of LED-spangled fashion shows, CGI special effects, or TM Sisters' psychedelic video installations.) We've seen art and technology come together before, and we'll see it again during Art Basel this year -- in a whole new light. New York resident artist D ... More >>

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    November 13, 2013

    Florida's 825 Miles of Beaches Are Coming to Google Map's Street View

    Have you ever wanted to take a trip down one of Florida's beaches without leaving your computer? Well, that's kind of sad, but starting next year you'll be able to. Visit Florida, the state's tourism and marketing arm, has teamed with Google to use their street mapping technology to capture all 82 ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013
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    October 17, 2013

    South Beach Conspiracy Theorist Sues Google for Libel

    One of the world's foremost conspiracy theorists doesn't want people to get the wrong impression when they Google his name. "Mind Control: The Ultimate Terror"? Fine. "New (Reptilian) World Order"? Hey, he wrote that article. But calling him an "American loon"? That's cause for a libel suit, accordi ... More >>

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    September 9, 2013

    Google Has a Miami Hurricanes Mini-Easter Egg When Searching "7th Floor Crew"

    Any college football fan who does a lot of Googling knows that when you search for a team's name the search engine pulls up a specialized results page that include a header with the team's latest score and upcoming score as well as a sidebar with general information on the team. Well, as is a bit ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013
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    May 31, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks this Weekend: Hurricane Season Edition

    The best thing about living in Miami is that it's practically summer all year long. But every great thing comes at a cost, and for us, that is hurricane season. From tomorrow until November 30 (hurricane season!), we need to get our butts in gear and make sure our refrigerators and cabinets are lock ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    Miami's Ten Best Bartenders

    Anyone can get behind a bar and mix a drink. For that matter, anyone can walk into a kitchen and prepare a meal. After all, we've all cooked for ourselves at home, haven't we?But, bartenders, like chefs, have many different levels of expertise. While the person who pops your Budweiser can at a beach ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    Miami's Top Ten Chefs

    Chefs love talking about one another. They discuss talent. They obsess over who cooks better, who lacks integrity, who sold out, who travels looking for recipes to replicate. They talk about hype. They chat about expectations. They know what their colleagues are cooking. They have opinions about eve ... More >>

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    March 20, 2013

    Miami's Best Argentine Restaurants: For Pope Francis's Installation

    In the more than 2,000-year history of Catholicism, the religion has stretched its tentacles all over the world. Today there are about as many Catholics in Central and South America as in the rest of the world combined. With the installation of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the first pope from the Americ ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013

    Miami's Best Fried Chicken: A Top Ten List

    Eating fried chicken is no tidy affair. Golden brittle breading bursts after a gentle nibble. Bits of crust cascade beneath your chin. Juices flow. Fingers glisten. Lips gleam. (Call this gloss pollo frito; it sure as hell beats Chanel.) In Miami, a city brimming with restaurants of diverse ethnici ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013

    Ten Best Miami Brunches

    The debate over whether the best meal of the day is lunch or breakfast has been going on for millennia. Intense battles have broken out over the issue. But one day, a peaceful being came up with a compromise for the rivaling sides. The settlement was "brunch," a perfect middleman between the morning ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013
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    December 4, 2012

    DMX Doesn't Understand How to Google: "There's Too Much Stuff!"

    DMX's first two records, It's Dark and Hell Is Hot and Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood, were released in 1998, the same year Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google. But if you ask the "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" rapper to Google Google on a laptop, his knees get weak and he starts to ... More >>

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    October 9, 2012

    Florida is the 12th Most Racist State, At Least According to Our Google Searches

    Google knows all our dirty secrets.Think about it. If you commissioned a telephone survey to find out how many people enjoyed Japanese fart porn, very few people would admit to the survey taker that they were among its admirers. Though, Google search data might prove that there actually are a big hu ... More >>

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    October 20, 2011

    Five Tips For Faking Your Way Through A Wine Tasting

    Lee Klein​Attending a wine tasting is supposed to be fun, a social means of sharing sips, spits, and thoughtful conversation. But for those who don't know the difference between a Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio, the experience can be one of self-consciousness and apprehension about coming across as g ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    Google Offers Comes to Miami With Deals at Joe's Stone Crab, Fandango

    ​Google Offers is beta-testing its Miami deal site with an offer for Joe's Stone Crab. Which is unusual, because Joe's is one place that doesn't need to discount or advertise.Sign up with the site by October 5, and you'll have an opportunity to eat at Joe's Stone Crab four days before the restaura ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011

    Cooking Tips for the College Bound

    Ditch the pizza and get in the kitchen!​This one's for the college kids, the moms of college kids and, well, the ones who don't know how to cook. (

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    March 4, 2011

    Google Recipes: We Typed in "Penis" So You Don't Have To

    You're cooking what?​I love Google Recipes, the new search engine for cooks. Instead of Googling "pizza" and getting 300,000 places that deliver, the results will only include ways to actually make a pizza. Great idea! Hmmmm, I thought, If it works for "pizza," would it ... More >>

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    December 10, 2010

    FIU Online Courses Is The Top Google Search Term For 2010

    ​Justin Bieber, Chatroulette, and the iPad were the three fastest-rising search terms in 2010, according to Google's recently released annual zeitgeist report. Every year, Google analyzes billions of searches to reveal emerging trends in web surfing. The search giant breaks down the results by reg ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010
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    November 16, 2010

    Moose Turd Cookies and Other Weird Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas

    Google images​Sure most of us think of pumpkin pie for dessert on turkey day but there are plenty of others to choose from. So while Uncle Harry is devouring the last of the peach cobbler and Aunt Betty is stuffing her face with with apple pie, you might enjoy one of these odd little treats...Or a ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    Eduardo Saverin, Miami-Raised Facebook Co-Founder, Explains How To Be a Billionaire

    via Facebook, naturally. Eduardo Saverin​Eduardo Saverin's life is pretty damn sweet. He's only 26 and worth somewhere between $1.1 and $1.3 billion, all because he had an early part in the development of Facebook. He was born in Brazil, but grew up in Miami before heading to Harvard where he beca ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010

    Google Turns 12: Top 12 Reasons We Want to Work There

    Illustration by American painter Wayne Thiebaud, via Google​Google's gettin' old. It turns 12 this week and the more we think about it, the more we realize our favorite search engine has educated us. Whenever we can't think of the answer to something? "Google it." Whenever we need to find directio ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010
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    February 12, 2010

    Silicon Beach: Social Media Club Shows You Can Set Your iPhone on Stun, Scotty

    ​Feb's Social Media Club meeting took place on Tuesday at Citrix headquarters in Fort Lauderdale. The theme was "Social Media Predictions for 2010." Predictions started long before when the club crowdsourced by asking others to post their predictions online by among other things, tweeting with the ... More >>

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    December 31, 2009

    MP3 of the Day: "Cutting Teeth" by Diamond Hymen, Playing the American Legion This Saturday

    Photo by Jeremy Harris​In this 21st century world where even your grandmother's getting busy with the Facebooks, MySpacies, and Ashley Madisons, there's something mysterious and exotic and enticing about a young lady who can't be found anywhere on the interweb. So when a fanboy asks Google, Who is ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009
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    August 20, 2009
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    August 17, 2009

    In Random, Very Important Music News: Buckethead Composes MJ Tribute

    ​In non-Miami related musical news, the very famous guitarist Buckethead has posted a wonderful tribute song to the memory of Michael Jackson.  Since I only really ever read music news on this blog, I hadn't really heard anything about MJ. An extensive Google search turned up nothing.  I ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009
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    April 2, 2009

    News Roundup

    Local Donte' Stallworth surrendered to police. [CBS4] The Miami planning board approved the permit for the Marlins stadium. [SFBJ] Miami-Dade Transit has no money, so it's trying to skim a little off the top of stimulus money that belongs to municipalities. [MiamiToday] HSBC (a bank) just signed a ... More >>

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    April 1, 2009

    Free Lobster, Steak, Shrimp and Whiskey

    Like food? Freeeeee Fooood? Well today is your lucky day. The American Society Of Professional Amateurs of Southern Florida are hosting a surf and turf dinner of epic proportions and everyone is invited. All interested guests should arrive in all black at the Miami River underpass at midnight. Pick ... More >>

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    March 30, 2009

    Tesla Unveils New Model and GE Investment, Promises Miami Center is Coming

    Since Riptide seems to be the premier destination for news about eco-friendly cars in Miami, here is your latest news: Tesla (the electric car company invested in by the men behind Google) unveiled a new sedan to complement their roadster. It's called the model S. They also promise that they'll open ... More >>

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    March 16, 2009

    El Cristo Restaurant Serves Up Calle Ocho

    EL CRISTO from Miami New Times on Vimeo.Though Little Havana is full of restaurants, yesterday's Calle Ocho festival saw many of Eighth Street's eateries closed for the party. El Cristo was wide open for business -- including a vendor tent out in front of the establishment serving roast chicken, fr ... More >>

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    February 23, 2009

    Kevin Burns Has a Campaign Gimmick Too

    With a field for the 2010 Senate Race filled with a bunch of long shot candidates, everyone has to have a gimmick, because, hey, it worked for Walkin' Lawton Chiles and Bob "Work Days" Graham. Dan Gelber promises to complete 100 days of public service and buy up a million Google ads (net roots!). Ke ... More >>

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    February 23, 2009

    Michael Jordan Buys A Humble Three Bedroom in Kendall

    After OJ Simpson had to switch his residency to a prison pen, Kendall has been missing a sports star resident to call its own. Well, trading OJ Simpson for Michael Jordan would be a major coup. As first reported by The Palm Beach Post, it seems Michael Jordan and his 30 year-old Cuban-American beau ... More >>

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    December 19, 2008

    Joey's In The Wood

    Joey's is a modern Italian cafe that opened December 1 at 2506 NW Second Ave. It is the first restaurant in the Wynwood Cafe District, a 14-square-block area that city commissioners approved in July. Miami leaders hope it will transform the arts district into something much more. I spoke to co-owne ... More >>

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    November 24, 2008

    Art Basel Week: A.R.E. Weapons, J.D. Samson at O.H.W.O.W., Dec. 2

    Longtime legends of the lower-lower Manhattan underground, the quartet A.R.E. Weapons have been steadily chugging along since 1999, blasting out something along the lines of electro-rock as imagined by former punk rock types. The band's noisy assault of party-in-your-face found some near-mainstream ... More >>

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    September 23, 2008

    The First Google Phone Is Unvieled

    via Engadget Today, T-Mobile announced it would be offering the first phone that runs Google's mobile software. Dubbed the T-Mobile G1, it marks the search giant's first foray into connecting its name with a cell phone, and some hope it could prove strong competition for Apple's iPhone. We'll let ... More >>

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    August 12, 2008
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    August 7, 2008


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    March 7, 2008
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    January 9, 2008

    Should Google Pay Reparations?

    Neil Henry, professor of journalism at the University of California at Berkley, published an op-ed piece in the San Francisco Chronicle denouncing the evils of search engines like Google and Yahoo. He said that Google should be funding schools, among other things, to ensure that the quality of jou ... More >>

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    November 8, 2007
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    November 1, 2007

    Oh Astro

    Champions of Wonder (Illegal Art)

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    June 20, 2007

    Google Street View Paints a Less-Than-Pretty Pic of Miami

    Google Street View A Google-eye view of South Beach For nearly a month now, Google Street View has provided an innovative new way to procrastinate: digitally wandering the corridors and byways of our fair city. Google’s spokesperson was vague when asked why the company chose Miami in its i ... More >>

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